Rufus Alternatives

    Rufus is described as 'utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc' and is a leading Bootable USB Creator in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Rufus for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com and Android. The best alternative is UNetbootin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Rufus are balenaEtcher (Free, Open Source), YUMI (Free, Open Source), dd (Free, Open Source) and Ventoy (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 12, 2021

    1. AIO Boot possesses unique, advanced and user-friendly features. Here is one of the many great features of AIO Boot. - Support boots in both UEFI and Legacy BIOS modes. --- UEFI mode: Grub2, Clover and rEFInd.
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    2. Small Program for Android, which burns isos.
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      Almost everyone thinks EtchDroid is a great alternative to Rufus.


    3. WinToFlash starts a wizard that will help to make USB bootable and pull over the contents of a windows installation CD or DVD and prep the USB drive to become a replacement for the optical drive. It can also do this with your LiveCD or DOS.
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      Most users think WinToFlash is a great alternative to Rufus.
    4. WinToUSB is a free software that allows you to install and run Windows operating system on a USB hard drive or USB flash drive, using an ISO image or CD/DVD drive as the source of installation.
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    5. RMPrepUSB allows the Windows user to easily and quickly 'roll their own' multiboot USB drive.
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    6. Disk Utility is the name of a utility created by Apple for performing disk-related tasks in Mac OS X. These tasks include:
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      Disk Utility vs Rufus opinions
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      Cannot flash/burn iso into flash drive
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      You cannot flash an iso image to a flash drive
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    7. XBoot is a easy-to-use utility for creating Multiboot USB/ISO.You may have seen many bootable ISO files like Linux live CDs , Antivirus rescue CDs etc. XBoot can combine these ISO files in to one Multiboot ISO file or create Multiboot USB in just few clicks.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed since 2013. Last version, 1.0 Beta 14, released in July 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      XBoot vs Rufus opinions
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      cnoble xboot is still available, I use it all the time. It's still the best product I've found for launching an ISO directly within windows without rebooting. Forget the complexity with VMs' just drag the iso into xboot and it launches. No reboot, no install.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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    8. Install Disk Creator simplifies creating a bootable OS X installer.
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      Most users think Install Disk Creator is a great alternative to Rufus.
    9. * GNOME MultiWriter can be used to write an ISO file to multiple USB devices at once. Supported drive sizes are between 1Gb and 32Gb.
    10. Linux Mint's pre-installed live USB iso image writer.
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